Friday, September 25, 2009

Genestealer list

Ok.. Change to the change..

For Iron builder pt 2, I'm going for this list..

Broodlord+5 genestealer retinue.. BL with FH, +str, FT: GS with +str, EC
8 hormogaunts
3 warriors with syth talons and deathspitters
6 genestealers +str, EC

All the models are assembled. I'm painting genestealers and the broodlord first, then the guants/warriors

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Weeee! Space Hulk Genestealers!

Yay for me! I picked up some SH genestealers on ebay for a steal. I'll find a way to include these babies into my Iron Builder army.

I also found a Red Terror model for teh cheap in the used minis bin at my LGS. After a day of soaking in Castrol super clean, it is bare metal and ready for construction. I'm having a build-lots-o-bugs week so after the smoke clears, I'll fire up some pics.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Iron Builder pt deux

My LGS is having its second Iron builder competition and I'm such a glutton for punishment, I signed up. To show you how MUCH of a glutton I am, I agreed to build/paint Tyranids of all things. An Iron Builder competition basically boils down to the contestants paying a fee at the beginning, (October 5 is our start date), and each month you paint up 500 pts of your chosen army. By the time you get to the end of month four, you have 2000 pts fully painted, and we have a mini tournament. Points are awarded each month. Check it out..

"Painted Army Scoring Assembled: +2 point Primed:
+2 point Based (sand/flock/etc):
+2 point At least 3 colors on models:
+5 OR Models “Finished”:
+9 points Models “Unfinished”: -3 point

Definition of “Finished”:
All aspects of the model are finished, including teeth/eyes/lenses/claws/gems/etc.
Definition of “Unfinished”: The inverse of “Finished”. (duh!)

As a result, a completed 500 point army will net the player 15 points, while an incomplete army will only net the player 8 points. In addition, you will play games with your developing army each month. You will gain points based on how well you do.
League Games Scoring Win: 5 points Tie:
2 points Loss:
0 points
You will play games in the Ironbuilder Leagues in an attempt to gain points.

You may play as many games as you wish during the month, and you may keep your best result. But these points may only be gained ONCE per month."

There are big prizes for best painted and overall winner. My big plan is to go Nidzilla as much as possible to keep model count down, and use genestealers as my regular troops. I'll keep updates here as the months progress.

My first 500pts may look like this...
Flying CC Hive Tyrant
Broodlord and 5 genestealers
7 genestealers
Part of me wants to make my Tyrant a big shooter, the other wants him to be a CC monster. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

FopCon 1 is complete.

FopCon #1 is over. Here are some of the highlights of the trip.
See previous blog entry about FopCon HERE

The Hall

Saturday my kitchen pass was still good, so I drug my two lackeys into the truck and we made the trip to Huber Heights and visited FopCon 2009. We got there around 12 noon and were welcomed by Doug and the rest of the staff who were very helpful to show us around.

Say hi to Doug the organizer.

Left side of front hall

Right side of front hall

Bell, Book, and Comic table. Friendly faces!

Simply Fun table

Back room gaming fun. I think everyone back here was doing some form of RPG.

Big Heroscape game in progress.

Tom from Fat Dragon Games, who helped explain Heroscape to me.

All in all, it was a fun trip. They had a decent turn out of about 30-40 people when I was there. I left around 1:30 but was told that the events would run late into the evening. I'll get word from Doug for the final head count, but I can see this becoming a MUCH bigger event in the years to come..

This is Rich and Aaron. They had their own booth there at the con, trying to sell off some of their old action figures to make some $$. Word has it that Aaron will be a new daddy this week. Best of luck to you guys!